Suzuki Begins 2011 BusaBeats MC Battle

BREA, Calif. July 23, 2011 –Suzuki is pleased to announce the beginning of the 2011 BusaBeats MC Battle with a kickoff celebration event in Monterey, Calif. featuring original BusaBeats winner J.PIGG, celebrity guests, Michael Jordan Motorsports and team riders Ben Bostrom and Roger Lee Hayden.

 The BusaBeats MC Battle was launched as a campaign to spotlight the diverse lifestyle and culture connected to the Suzuki Hayabusa and bridge it with consumers. This interactive, grassroots promotion connects young, urban motorcycle enthusiasts and hip-hop audiences with the iconic style and performance of the Suzuki Hayabusa through extensive social media involvement.

The BusaBeats MC Battle invites amateur MCs from around the country to add personalized lyrics about the Hayabusa to beat tracks created by celebrity record producers, and compete against each other using social media to collect “dope points,” and take their chance at winning one of many top prizes, including the customized Hayabusa.

For 2011, Suzuki has partnered with Michael Jordan Motorsports to collaborate on a unique, customized 2011 Hayabusa as the grand prize for this year’s BusaBeats MC Battle.

At a customer appreciation event held yesterday at the Blue Fin in Monterey, Calif. during the 2011 Red Bull Grand Prix MotoGP weekend, Suzuki celebrated the beginning of the 2011 BusaBeats MC Battle with TV/radio personality Big Tigger and original BusaBeats winner J.PIGG, who laid down the tracks and entertained the crowds.

The BusaBeats MC Battle is also part of “Suzuki NOW” – a one-stop destination that will deliver quick, easy access to the latest Suzuki news, information, events and special offers. Visit www.suzukicycles.com/now  for more information.

For more information on BusaBeats, please visit– www.BusaBeats.com

Select 2012 Harley-Davidson® Motorcycles Are Ready To Ride

New Harley-Davidson Touring, Trike and Sportster Models Arrive at Dealerships

MILWAUKEE (June 29, 2011) Harley-Davidson has begun delivery of all 15 models in the 2012 Touring, Trike (North America only) and Sportster lines to its dealers in the U.S. andEurope. These motorcycles will be available for sale immediately, giving customers an opportunity to get on a 2012-model Harley-Davidson with much of the riding season still available. Shipment of these select 2012 models has been accelerated to provide greater continuity of supply in dealerships during the peak summer selling season. Additional 2012 models will be announced on July 20 at the Harley-Davidson summer dealer meeting in  Anaheim, California.

 

2012 Sportster: Personalization and Power

The six 2012 Harley-Davidson Sportster models range from the affordable Dark Custom roadster posture of the Iron 883™ to the track-inspired performance of the XR1200X™. Each Sportster model offers the heartbeat of an authentic American V-Twin engine and pace-setting style and performance.

Back for its first full year of production is the Sportster® 1200 Custom, the motorcycle that introduced the web-based H-D1™ Bike Builder

factory customization process. Using Bike Builder, customers can personalize their 1200 Custom with seat, handlebar, foot control, wheel, security, paint and engine finish options that are installed right at the factory. Even more dealer-installed accessories can be added, and viewed, on the Bike Builder site. The customer can then print out a description of their bike and bring it to a Harley-Davidson dealer to review the motorcycle with trained staff, select additional accessories to be installed by the dealer to further customize the motorcycle, and then place an order. Customers can expect to be riding their new bike in as little as four weeks from the time an order is placed with an authorized Harley-Davidson dealer.

All 2012 Sportster models will have Michelin® Scorcher™ tires with a tread pattern designed, tested and styled specifically for the Sportster motorcycle to provide ideal grip, even wear and longer life. Fifteen Sportster paint options include seven new color choices for 2012. Side covers will be finished in either gloss black or denim black to match the finish on other bodywork. The Forty-Eight model will have a new tank graphic.

 

2012 Harley-Davidson Sportster models

 

 

2012 Touring: The Legend Rolls On

For 2012, all eight Harley-Davidson Touring models are powered by a Twin Cam 103 engine with Automatic Compression Release and integrated oil cooler. Producing 102 ft. lbs. of peak torque at 3500 rpm, the Twin Cam 103 provides outstanding performance around town and on the open road. All Touring models also feature the6-Speed Cruise Drive transmission, 41.3 mm telescopic front forks, air-adjustable rear shocks and an Isolated Drive System for smooth power delivery. The Harley-Davidson Touring chassis has a single-spar, rigid backbone frame and two-piece swingarm designed to deliver responsive maneuverability and long-haul durability. Chassis geometry and suspension are calibrated to deliver confident handling and comfort.

 

All Touring models except the Ultra Limited will offer a new “tubeless” Chrome Lace Aluminum Wheel option for ease of tire replacement and repair. Six new colors or color combinations are among the 12 paint options offered within the 2012 Touring model line.

 

2012 Harley-Davidson Touring models


 

 

2012 Trike: Three Wheelin’

The 2012 Tri Glide Ultra Classic brings original-equipment design, quality and service to the three-wheel motorcycle segment, based on chassis structure and geometry engineered specifically to handle the loads generated by the steering forces and weight of a three-wheel vehicle. With a deluxe Tour-Pak™ carrier and integrated trunk, a four-speaker/ 80-watt Harman/Kardon® Advanced Audio System, electronic cruise control and electric reverse drive, the Tri Glide Ultra Classic inspires confidence, passion and independence in any riding situation. The Tri Glide Ultra will be available in three color combinations:  Vivid Black, Big Blue Pearl / Vivid Black or Ember Red Sunglo / Merlot Sunglo.

Details on the 2012 Harley-Davidson Touring, Trike and Sportster models are available at h-d.com/2012

Harley-Davidson Motor Company produces heavyweight custom, cruiser and touring motorcycles and offers a complete line of Harley-Davidson motorcycle parts, accessories, riding gear and apparel, and general merchandise. For more information, visit Harley-Davidson’s website at www.harley-davidson.com

SUZUKI KICKS OFF 2011 BUSABEATS WITH MICHAEL JORDAN MOTORSPORTS

2011 BusaBeats MC Battle Announced at New York International Motorcycle Show

BREA, Calif. Jan. 26, 2011 — At the Progressive International Motorcycle Show in New York City  last weekend, Suzuki announced the introduction of the 2011 BusaBeats MC Battle. New this year is a partnership with Michael Jordan Motorsports, who will be building the grand prize for this year’s BusaBeats MC Battle winner – a customized 2011 Suzuki Hayabusa.

At the show, the original BusaBeats MC Battle winner J.PIGG and Michael Jordan Motorsports Technical Manager Richie Alexander made appearances to help announce the beginning of this year’s competition.

“We have a strong seven-year relationship with Michael Jordan Motorsports,” said Suzuki Senior Communications Manager Steve Bortolamedi, “we are honored to partner with them to provide a customized version of Suzuki’s class-leading Hayabusa as the grand prize for this year’s BusaBeats MC Battle.”

BusaBeats was launched as a campaign to spotlight the diverse lifestyle and culture connected to the Suzuki Hayabusa and bridge it with consumers. This interactive, grassroots promotion connects young, urban motorcycle enthusiasts and hip-hop audiences with the iconic style and performance of the Suzuki Hayabusa through extensive social media involvement.

The BusaBeats MC Battle invites amateur MCs from around the country to add personalized lyrics about the Hayabusa to beat tracks created by celebrity record producers, and compete against each other using social media to collect “dope points,” and take their chance at winning one of many top prizes.

For more information on BusaBeats, please visit– www.BusaBeats.com

For more information on Michael Jordan Motorsports, please visit– www.23race.com